14: walk [LIVE]Describe the path to a favorite place of yours to walk in 2012. What’s meaningful about the place or the journey?

I walk to and from work almost everyday.  At first, I was cranky about that walk.  Due to construction downtown, I had to take a route that was longer and more winding.  Then, I started to notice things I liked about that route.  It goes from a residential downtown area covered with trees and beautiful greenery and then opens up to a vast concrete expanse once I hit 6th street.  On my walk I pass by beautiful flowers.  The smell of rosemary bushes is pungent and fresh at one street corner.  One day, on my walk home, I was surrounded by butterflies.  It was magical.

I love my walk because it gets me ready for my day in the morning.  At the end of the day, it is a way for me to reflect and decompress.

The construction on the easy route has opened up in the past few weeks.  I took it once.  It’s just not the same as my usual path.